Glasgow City Region

Maternal smoking, Glasgow City Region
maternal smoking GCR 201819

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The levels of maternal smoking for all Glasgow City Region local authorities have steadily reduced, but the Glasgow level has decreased to a greater extent. Glasgow’s maternal smoking level is now one of the lowest in the Glasgow City Region and only slightly higher than in East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire. 


At the Health Visitor's first visit to a newborn baby and mother (usually within the first two weeks), the mother is asked whether she is currently smoking. The responses are recorded in the Child Health Surveillance Programme Pre-School and have been analysed here and used as a proxy for smoking during pregnancy. Visits for which a response to the smoking question has not been recorded have been included in the denominator. 

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